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tv   11 News at 5AM  NBC  March 24, 2010 5:00am-5:30am EDT

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no weather problems expected for the wednesday morning commute. 48 degrees downtown. a high temperature of 64 degrees under mostly sunny skies. enjoy the day. we have some rain to talk about at the end of week. >> be careful on the bay bridge. other than that, we are looking good. problem free coming into the west side on 795. let's check drive times.
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a 12 minute ride on the outer loop west side. take it live view of traffic. there are wind warnings. they should be lifted shortly. back to you. >> light rail tracks remain shut down this morning as crews worked to repair damage created after yesterday's accident. >> one person was seriously injured when the train struck a tractor-trailer. it had to be lifted off the tracks last night after it was split in half. officials say it was trying to make a right turn when it crossed the light rail track into the path of an oncoming train. the driver was hauling in the plastic containers. the driver is ok. the train operator had to be
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rushed to shock trauma. please be patient as a shuttle bus will be in place until further notice. >> we have still been cleaning up. the investigation is ongoing. then we can move forward after it is over. >> warning lights are in place. the intersection is not dated. no word on when the investigation will be complete. >> a shooting in northeast baltimore. it happened shortly after 11:00 last night. police say it unidentified male was shot multiple times. homicide was notified. no word on any possible suspects or motive. baltimore county police are searching for the suspect that stabbed a man in the arm shortly
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after 10:00 last night. the victim was taken to a local hospitals suffering from non life-threatening injuries. >> police say the men forced their way into the room of a dormitory in townsend university. one student was injured during the attack. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore police. officials have been dreading the announcement of the plan to close the deficit. it is a $2.2 billion spending plan. the mayor plans to close the gap. the plan includes merging city agencies, eliminating positions, and requiring nonprofit institutions like hospitals and schools to contribute toward taxes. the city council president and
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the mayor have declined the pay raises they were expected to receive today. the mayor currently makes over $100,000 a year. city council members will get an increase, but it is unclear if they have plans to give it back. >> how much is too much when it comes to protecting yourself on the roads? there is a bill that would raise the minimum amount of auto liability insurance required for drivers. the insurance premium taxes would put a big chunk of revenue in the state. a bill was passed yesterday. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think of a bill that would force drivers to increase the minimum liability coverage on their car insurance? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> harford county school officials are reassuring parents there are no plans to close some elementary schools. hundreds of parents attended a meeting last night where officials pointed out that some schools have declining enrollment. >> we have some that are 65 or less. we are obligated to review the options available to us when a school -- that an available. >> the study will be done in march of next year. any changes would take effect in the 2011-2012 school year. >> for a minute changes to the health care reform law. republicans see a golden opportunity to torpedo parts of the law. that is not the only move to bring it down. we have more from washington. >> the ink is barely dry on the
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president's health-care overhaul and critics doubt to keep fighting it. >> it will pass on more debt to our children, a that they cannot afford it. >> congress is debating on fixes to the reform law. they want to cut out the sweetheart deal says john mccain. >> it took as a long time to figure out that the state of connecticut has a $100 million deal to build a hospital. >> enough changes could cause havoc for democrats. >> you could repeal the ban on them cutting your policy if you get sick. >> some say the new law is unconstitutional. >> never before has congress had americans purchase a particular product service as a condition of living in this
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country. >> some experts say if it effects the economy, congress can regulate it. >> you cannot assume that somebody is going to take care of you if you have an emergency. >> the law has passed, but not the fight. the debate last 20 hours. that face is starting as early as tonight. wbal tv 11 news. >> coming up, detectives in new jersey crack open a case after nearly three decades. >> there is debate over footage of that debt the sea world accident involving a killer whale. -- deadly seawall accident involving a killer whale. >> more on weather and traffic .
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>> been but it is always quiet on this wednesday morning. -- it is quiet on this wednesday morning. yesterday it was chilly. today, we will be around 60 degrees. it is about 15 degrees warmer. 46 degrees at the airport. mostly sunny skies. a high temperature of 64 degrees. we will be back in a few minutes to check the seven-day forecast. >> some new jersey man are behind bars for a case 31 years
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ago. a witness came forward and identify the man. both were charged with murder and arson. they were at a park where they played basketball. the bodies had never been found. police said one person died of natural causes. >> an argument today on whether or not the video of the death of a sea world trainer should be viewed by the public. the killer whale pulled the trigger into the water. family members want to keep the tape -- pulled the trainer into the water. the family members want to keep the tape private. >> it would be horrifying for children to see this. coming up, a philanthropic event
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is kicking up across the country to help homeless children. >> is there really a difference on bottle or tap water? >> we are good on the area roadways. no delays or incidents. no delays or incidents. we will get you up-to-dae we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com.
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[unintelligible] >> so far so good on the roads. no delays or incidents. when the warnings are in effect at the bay bridge this morning. other than that, we are doing quite well. problem free on i-7795. -- i-70 and 795. going away from us as out a loop traffic. it is very light. here is a live view at sandy point. and that is the latest. let's check the buses and
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trains. >> light rail shuttle bus serving different areas. it is on schedule. a couple of the versions of the buses retina. the 21 bus said the version southbound. the mta commuter bus is near you. that the mta to the daily driving. we are statewide. you can also check as on the web. >> it is pretty quiet on this was the morning in baltimore. the next system we are watching
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is in the plains states. it is producing a lot of snow. winter is still holding on in the rocky mountain states. judge a little bit and travel across the country and give us rain. -- this system will travel across the country and give us some rain. we have a clearing trend going on. you may see a couple of clouds drifted by. , but temperatures are on the cool side. mid-upper 40's. the forecast for today is mostly sunny skies. high temperature is 56 and that
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is the average. it could be choppy and the chesapeake today. mostly clear skies tonight. temperatures in the upper 30's and an 40's. the high pressure will move off the coast. this area of low pressure roll right along the front. there is a pretty good chance for rain. it should be dry on thursday. expect a cool down at the end of the week. 60 on thursday. a good chance for rain thursday
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night and into friday morning. we should have a dry weekend. sunday night, monday, and tuesday, a chance for showers. temperatures in the low to mid 50's. >> there is a push to end a state spending on bottled water. there wasn't demonstration showing there is no difference between talf and bottled water. it found the state of maryland spent thousands of dollars on bottled water last year. water from your tap may be safer because it is more regulated
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than bottled water. some cameras are using the polaroid film. it just may not be put away. >> many construction companies are bracing for more pain from the health care law. and some housing prices are suffering from a double dip in pricing. the bloomberg business report is next. >> some may not want to hear this. home prices are expected to go down again. after some signs of recovering, 12 cities are showing fresh and drops in home buying. only five cities showed a sign
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of a double dip in december. the prospect of high interest rates could be causing the prices to drop again. maryland contractors say construction companies with 10 workers would be fined if their employees sign of for federally subsidized health insurance. an amendment could be applied to the law. stock futures are pretty quiet this morning. a smaller than expected drop in existing home sells according to yesterday. the s&p added 18 month high. i am reporting for wbal.
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>> we will see you back here at 6:15. >> a florida boy is walking to raise awareness about homeless children. he started his march across america yesterday. it will take about six months. this is the second time he has organized a walk. in 2007, he walked from tampa to washington, d.c. >> on my first walk, i had no idea what to expect. but i've found a great way to raise awareness and education about homeless children. >> he is expected to arrive in los angeles by september. he started a website where you can track his progress. >> coming up, the look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> the overtime.
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hostas not have as much weight as it had before in the nfl. we will tell you more about that in a moment. >> do not forget to answer the watercooler question of the day. email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> get set for a lot of confusion. nfl owners yesterday voted to change the way the nfl conducts overtime in the postseason. they had sudden-death in years
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before. but it has changed in the postseason. sudden death disappears once the post season rolls around. the owners want to reduce the impact of luck in field-goal kickers. it only applies to the post season. they want to make these new rules for the regular-season as well. a field goal on a team's first possession following the coin toss will no longer in the game. the other team would get possession of the ball. if the other team scored a touchdown on as possession, the game ends. if you are confused now, wait until the stakes are more dramatic when the playoffs roll around.
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they want to take the impact of lake and kickers and out of the immediacy of the game in overtime. the ravens were one of the teams that voted no to the change. i'm gerry sandusky. hope your day is off to a fantastic start. >> an autistic teenager from the chicago area has pulled off a feat correctly predicting every winner in the n.c.a.a. tournament. one website predicts the odds at about one in 30 million. he picked perdue to win the tournament.
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coming action the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> light rail service is not back to normal following the train crash in had ballet. coming up what commuters will have to do today. >> it is going to be a bidder will day today.
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